Senior Director Business Technology Partner MENA

Senior Director Business Technology Partner MENA

Robert Walters
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734605 - 918256 AED

Job Description


Job Description :
You will be responsible for delivering cost-effective, timely and relevant solutions to the Business, creating technology roadmaps, acting as a subject matter expert for technology-related initiatives, processes and systems, and providing leadership to IT teams. The focus will be on growing revenue, optimizing costs, driving efficiency, mitigating risks, delivering value to the business and increasing internal customer satisfaction.
Key Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for establishing and delivering the Business Unit IT vision & strategy aligned with the Business strategy and within the Group framework.
  • Participates in Business Unit strategy planning and Group IT strategic planning.
  • Develops multi-year technology roadmaps to support Business Unit strategic plans aligned with Group IT infrastructure, platform and roadmaps and incorporating strategic initiatives driven by Group Corporate strategies.
  • Acts as an advisor to the Business Unit Leadership Team to shape their respective business strategy with regard to technology and digital capabilities and ensure they are aware of and able to leverage various IT service offerings participates in strategic and operational governance processes of the Business Unit as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Applies expertise in business process and technology, bringing innovative ideas and technology solutions to business problems.
  • Understands and balances the immediate needs of the Business Unit, supports new business demands and helps define future solutions regarding suitable systems and IT services.
  • Leads IT strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems across the Business Unit.
  • Develops, tracks, and controls the information technology annual operating and capital budgets in support of the Business Unit and identifies opportunities to optimize IT spend.
  • Aligns with the Business Unit and/or Group IT governance, approves, prioritizes, and monitors projects and the project portfolio as they relate to the selection, acquisition, development, and installation of information systems.
  • Ensures continuous delivery of IT services through oversight of service level agreements with end users and monitoring of IT systems performance with accountable global technology delivery teams.
  • Leads global COE/functions to ensure IT initiatives align with business strategies which drive standardization of systems, processes and practices globally.
  • Ensures adherence to Group IT standards and policies
  • Actively participates in recruitment, development and retention of all IT staff in accordance with budgetary objectives and personnel policies.
  • Responsible to business leadership for all IT-related escalations across the various business units, working with program, product and operations teams and CIO Service Delivery Teams.
  • Regular and predictable onsite attendance and punctuality

Experience & Skills
  • Minimum 20 years IT experience preferably in the Pharma or healthcare industry, 10 years or IT leadership or Business Relationship management experience preferred.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in industry technology relative to Pharma functional disciples, systems, tools, processes, compliance and regulatory requirements in biopharma/Pharma/healthcare
  • Deep knowledge of Manufacturing & Supply chain discipline
  • Broad experience across IT technology supporting business domains with deep knowledge in one or more areas related to SAP ERP, Manufacturing and Supply and Commercial systems. Experience managing Manufacturing Site IT needs, IT capability identification, road mapping, prioritization, selection and implementation of solutions all a plus.
  • Experience in SAP ERP/MRP required
  • Experience in System implementation program management and budgeting and planning required. Experience in technology integration in acquisition and divestiture scenarios is a plus.
  • Extensive experience with managing global initiatives and stakeholders required.

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